The Dumbarton Bridge is closed because of a possible suicide attempt, according to the California Highway Patrol.Police activity was reported on the bridge for traffic heading east just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.Officer Brian Watkins said the closure of traffic in both directions is because of a person threatening to commit suicide on the span. Traffic is being held at University Avenue in Palo Alto and the Toll Plaza on the Hayward side. Read More
California Highway Patrol investigators have decided not to recommend a DeSoto cabbie be charged with homicide six months after a fiery crash killed a couple visiting The City from Cincinnati. Read More
California Highway Patrol officers are responding Thursday to a three-vehicle minor-injury crash near a U.S. Highway 101 off-ramp in San Francisco, a CHP officer said.A witness reported the crash near Octavia Boulevard and Market Street at 6:52 a.m. and CHP units were on the scene by 7 a.m., CHP Officer Eric Anderson said.Although the crash is currently blocking the fast lane, the CHP estimates that the vehicles will be clearing shortly. Read More
Nick Starr, a San Francisco man who has garnered media attention for threatening suicide on his Twitter account in recent years did it again Sunday, warning that he planned to jump off the Bay Bridge. Read More
The pedestrian who was struck and killed on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame early Wednesday morning has been identified as Raymond Briggs, the California Highway Patrol said Friday. Read More
A 15-hour ordeal that left two California Highway Patrol officers injured, sent another man to the hospital and closed down Interstate 580 in Oakland reinforced efforts by San Francisco police Chief George Gascón and a state legislator to push a ban on body armor being sold to felons. Read More
The California Highway Patrol has lifted fog advisories for toll bridges in the Bay Area, including the San Mateo Bridge, Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Carquinez Bridge, Benicia-Martinez Bridge, Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.
All advisories were lifted by about 12:40 p.m. Sunday, a CHP officer said.
Heavy fog advisories were first issued Saturday for the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge at 11:28 p.m. and the Carquinez Bridge at 11:34 p.m. Read More
A California Highway Patrol car was involved in a three-car accident on the Bay Bridge Monday morning, but officials said nobody was
injured in the collision.
At about 1:50 a.m. a vehicle stalled while heading west on the incline portion of the Bay Bridge, just past the metering lights, CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said. Read More
A man apparently suffering from psychological problems walked right into the Transbay Tube on Monday morning, capping off a weekend of scares and delays involving Bay Area transit.
The 53-year-old Albany man will not face charges after climbing onto the tracks at the Embarcadero BART station and walking into the tube that connects San Francisco with the East Bay, BART spokesman Linton Johnson said. Read More
Today, the California Highway Patrol and state officials will gather to celebrate and release new data that show that people are dying on California's roadways at the lowest rate since 1933, when what’s known as the “Mileage Death Rate” — the number of traffic fatalities per every 100 million miles of vehicle travel — began. California also had the largest reduction in roadway fatalities nationwide from 2006 to 2007, from 4,240 to 3,974, according to a rece Read More